Welcome to the Anglo-American School of Moscow’s Kindergarten Team Blog.
Here you will find what’s happening in Kindergarten classrooms, student work and much more.
Please check back often and feel free to leave us a message with your ideas, links and good thoughts.
On Monday, February 13th, Kindergarten celebrated the 100th day of school.
Students were put in 5 groups who then rotated through centers all related to the number 100.
Mr. Hinton read a book to start off the activities
They decorated numbers to make a 100 number display.
They built using 100 pieces of Legos or pattern blocks
They completed dot to dot pictures to the number 100
They played “race to 100” using 100 charts or dominoes
They made crown with the number 100
Much fun was had!
● central idea
Experimenting and exploring artistic tools and mediums provide opportunities for self expression.
● What lines of inquiry will define the scope of the inquiry into the central idea?
- Creativity through experimentation toward self-expression
- Different tools and mediums
- Connections between tools, mediums and the artist’s intent
The Kindergarten students and teachers are calling for your expertise. Our next Unit of Inquiry, “How We Express Ourselves”, is starting after February break and its central idea is
“Experimenting and exploring artistic tools and mediums provide opportunities for self expression.”
The emphasis is on the exploration with different artistic tools, mediums and methods.
If you consider yourself an artist in any area and with any level of expertise, and want to share your passion with the students, or if you want to share how art makes you feel and how it helps you express yourself, please email Julie Villers (email@example.com) and we will arrange a time for you to come meet our Kindergartners.
Examples of presentations are a demonstration or explanation of your art, a mentoring session where you teach the children your art, the reason why you decided to become an artist.
Thank you in advance
The Kindergarten team
Eco Green Fair Movie
The Eco Green Committee are sponsoring two movies this Saturday beginning at 11:00. We hope to see you there!
That Sugar Movie – One man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau embarks on an experiment to document the effects of a high-sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as “healthy.” Through this journey, Damon highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar industry, and where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uaWekLrilY
Racing to Zero is also a fun, very positive movie about recycling in San Francisco. US Embassy is bringing the director Chris Beaver to meet the AAS Community. We’d like him to have a good audience!
Here is the new unit we will be starting in the next few weeks:
You will also soon receive a rubric for our unit 3, evaluating where your child is in regards to the concepts learned.
On Friday, during our village, the Kindergarten students learned about the word empathy and discussed how to show care towards others.
We watched these videos and this presentation:
what is empathy?
pictures of the village
You will soon receive a writing continuum with pieces of writing from your child. On this continuum will be highlighted the skills your child is demonstrating at this time. At the top of the column, you will be able to check if these skills meet our expectations for this time of year in Kindergarten (term 2).
We will be sending you a new continuum at the end of each writing unit so you can check on your children’s progress. This continuum will continue to be used in first grade.
On Friday, Kindergartners met as a group to introduce the newcomers in our grade and also to introduce the concept of fair play.
After reading a story about two girls not sharing toys, students practiced sharing, trading and taking turns with toys. We will of course continue to practice these skills in class.